Gabriola Players has been honoured to receive special permission from the Belfry Theatre to launch our 2018/19 season with four staged readings of Jill Daum’s incredibly moving new play Forget About Tomorrow.
Daum, the wife of Spirit of the West singer John Mann, knows from tragic personal experience the devastating impact a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s can have on a family. This is the subject her play tackles with pathos and with humour.
Book early to make sure you don’t miss this masterpiece.
This year’s panto, Pirates of Nursery Rhyme Island, was written and will be directed by our very own Lesley Hazeldine. Imagine your favourite nursery rhyme characters fighting off an attack by the villainous Captain Jack Budgie and his motley crew of misfits. Now imagine how much fun the whole family will have cheering for the good guys and booing the bad guys!
Coming in 2019
Our ever-popular One-Act Play Festival will feature some special guest stars this year: members of Galiano Players, visiting to perform Norm Foster’s comedy My Narrator. Gabriola Players will perform Whisking Eggs by Jackie Lines, directed by Norm Foster. Our Galiano friends can’t stay for Sunday, so that matinee will feature Whisking Eggs and an encore performance of Living in Paradise. Rollo Centre March 15 to 17.
Norm Foster’s Old Love is a funny, touching story of lost loves, bad relationships, and second chances that spans three decades, and half a dozen meetings between Bud, a salesman, and Molly, his boss’s wife. One of them is smitten from the very first meeting and the other…well, let’s just say is less so. Rollo Centre May 23 to 26.
We are very pleased to announce that the Bard will be back in the Garden next summer. A final decision is yet to be made about which particular comedic masterpiece will be performed al fresco, but we do know the place and dates: Gabriola Commons on Friday and Saturday July 5 & 6 at 7pm and Sunday July 7 at 2pm. As always – bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy!